Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop through the landmark 1982-83 tour by Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the "Chairman" himself. Totally intoxicating. In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade's earlier career in the 1960s... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Afropop listeners know the signature voices of Africa's Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Khaled, and others. Today we'll tune up our ears to some of the continent's great drumming voices--fuji and juju in Nigeria, sabar in Senegal--and to the travels of the drum to the Americas--samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba, salsa in Puerto Rico and more. This show takes us into the polyrhythmic, multiple voices of live performances and into the homes of some of the world's greatest percussionists. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
From Banning Eyre's field work in Bamako Mali, 1992-930:00:00 Afternoon with Djeneba Diakite and musicians in her compound in Bamako, Mali. 1:36:00 Live performance by “Wassoulou Trio” Kary Coulibaly: balafon Siaka Sidibe: kamelengoni Daouda Sidibe: karagnan 1:40:00 3 songs, by Wassoulou Trio ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Djeneba Diakite, Wassoulou music, Mali
Interview and session with members of Rumbanella Band in Kinshasa, Congo, 2002. Includes guitarist and singer Madou Lebon Mulowayi performing songs by John Bosco Mwenda. Topics: Rumbanella Band, Congo, rumba, guitar, John Bosco Mwenda, Madou Lebon Mulowayi
Live concert recorded off the board at the French Cultural Center in Bamako, Mali, November 23, 1995, by Banning Eyre. Toumani Diabate: kora Bassekou Kouyate: ngoni Keletigui Diabate: balafon There is also a bass, and vocals on at least one song. Watole Kanjura Diaraby Marie Zale Djelika (1) Djelika (2) Chicago Blues Topics: Toumani Diabate, Mali, kora, Mali blues, Bassekou Kouyate, Keletigui Diabate
A burst of musical creativity happens every year for carnival. What are the stories behind the carnival hits this year? We go to the streets of Port of Spain, Port-au-Prince to hear the songs that swept carnival revelers off their feet. It's not only the beat that seduces the nation. It's clever story-telling that pokes fun at the powers that be and at human foibles.
More from Banning Eyre’s 2002 visit to Kinshasa, Congo. He went with Christian Mousset to cover the recording of classic Congolese music, principally the late Wendo Kolosoy. The first hour or so is studio ambiance with Wendo and his group. Unfortunately, the stretch from 1:05-1:13, recorded in the studio with Rumbanella Band, is distorted. The flaw was probably in the original recording, since it affects only this stretch of tape. 1:15-2:05 is an interview with Simaro, who was then leading... Topics: Congo music, soukous, rumba, ndombolo, Wendo Kolosoy, Simaro, Bana OK, Wera Son
Long interview with Palestinean composer and violin and oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen, at his apartment in Brooklyn. This interview focuses on the oud, and was conducted by Banning Eyre in preparation for the Afropop Worldwide program “Journeys with the Oud.” Topics: Simon Shaheen, oud, Journeys with the Oud, Palestinean music, Arabic music
Dominican Republic bachata guitarist Edilio Paredes performs live with his group at El 27 Fevrero in Washington Heights, New York, on February 8, 2008.Then, Banning Eyre's interview with Edilio at his apartment the next day (February 9). This interview, in Spanish with translation, includes Edilio demonstrating his skills on guitar. Topics: Edilio Parades, bachata, guitar
1. Journeys from the fantastic to the colonial. 2. Black servants and saviors: the domestic empire of Egypt. 3. The lived experience of contradiction: Ibrahim Fawzi's narrative of the Sudan. 4. The tools of the master: slavery, family, and the unity of the Nile valley.5. Egyptians in blackface: revolution and popular culture, World War I to 1925 Topics: Foreign relations, Slavery, Colonialism, Nationalism, History, Slavery, Egyptian nationalist...
This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve... Topics: Arabization, North, Africa
The guitar is at the center of so many Afropop styles we love. And it's still going strong even in the age of hip hop. In this program we'll hear from some well known guitar heroes--Djelimady Tounkara from Mali and Jaojoby from Madagascar, and others--as well as some less well known artists such as Louis Mlanga from South Africa.
This is our annual heads-up about outstanding artists touring in the U.S. for the summer season. The roster includes Congolese rumba maestros, Kekele, the idiosyncratic Lagbaja from Nigeria, Refugee All Stars, and Haitian diva Emeline Michel.
0—30:00 Banning Eyre’s first interview with Egyptian vocal star Hakim, in New York, June 20, 2000. Joseph Braude translates from Arabic to English. 30:00—1:00 Banning Eyre’s interview with Mamadi Kouyate, leader of the Mandingo Ambassadors. In Brookyn, June 21, 2000. For Guitar Player Magazine profile. In French. 1:00 – 1:58 Mandingo Ambassadors live at Zebulon in Brooklyn. June 21, 2000. Topics: Egypt, Shaabi, Hakim, Mamady Kouyate, Mandingo Ambassadors, Guinea, Banning Eyre
Djelimady Tounkara interview First guitar session with Djelimady “Soundiata” 1:03:00 Rail Band Interview with Kabine Keita 1:23:40 Rail Band rehearsal 1:48:08 End of Joe Traore, Mopti interview Segou Ambiance (Written on DAT sleeve, but I’m not sure it’s here) Topics: Djelimady Tounkara, Super Rail Band of Bamako, Malian guitar, guitar
The second of two parts of Afropop’s longest interview with the King of Algerian rai music. It’s an animated, rambling conversation, mostly in French, going through his whole career up to 2004. Recorded at the Beverly Hills Hilton with Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre Topics: Khaled, rai music, Algeria
0—26:50 interview and session with the late, blind kamale ngoni player Vieux Kante, in Bamako 2005 26:50—56:30 jams with Bassekou Kouyate and family at his house. 56:30—1:48:00 jams and conversation with Bassekou and Bela Fleck. Topics: Mali, kamale ngoni, Vieux Kante, Bassekou Kouyate, Bela Fleck, griot music, Wassoulou music
"Ce livre est accompagné d'un CD-Rom contenant de nombreuses photographies, des films, extraits musicaux et animations multimédias."--Page 4 of cover Topics: Music, Popular music, Tsapiky, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology,...